Names are not my strong suit. They either sink in immediately or I find myself face to face with a familiar soul having a mini panic attack as I rack my brain for something, anything to come to mind. So, in order to facilitate my memory, when I first met Kellen I asked his mother a bit about his name. Kathleen explained that in Gaelic Kellen means “powerful”. Keith, Kellen’s father, attributes the name to Kellen Winslow. Who is Kellen Winslow you ask? Kellen Winslow was a 6 foot 5 inch, 250 lbs, tight end for the San Diego Chargers from 1979-1987. He held the single season record for receiving yards by a tight end from 1980 till 2011. He was a 5x Pro Bowler. Truly a force to be reckoned with on the football field.
It is fitting that Kellen’s name would originate in such power and strength. He has endured many hardships, more than any human should have to face within in a lifetime. As a mere teenager, he has every right to be bitter and angry, but he is just the opposite. He is a complete joy. Kellen is a very powerful force in all the lives that he touches. I know that Kellen easily surpasses his namesakes. He is a total superstar.